Dec 2, 2009

40 Favorite Christmas Songs

Oh you knew it was coming! In my year-long goal to post lists of "40 Things" in honor of my 40th B-Day, here are 40 of my favorite yuletide ditties (not in any order than how they popped in my head, and some are not "Christmas songs" per se):
  1. I'm Gonna Email Santa
  2. Silent Night
  3. Merry Christmas from the Family
  4. Away in a Manger
  5. Joy to the World
  6. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  7. Silver and Gold
  8. Heatmiser/Snowmiser song ("I'm Mr. Heatmiser... I'm Mr. Sun...." classic!)
  9. I Wanna Hippopotamus for Christmas
  10. Bob and Doug's 12 Days of Christmas
  11. All I want for Christmas is You
  12. Blue Christmas
  13. I'll be Home for Christmas
  14. Rockin' around the Christmas tree
  15. Sleigh Ride
  16. Christ is born in Bethlehem
  17. Go tell it on the mountain
  18. Do you hear what I hear
  19. Do they know it's Christmas
  20. Grandma got run over by a reindeer
  21. White Christmas
  22. Winter Wonderland (and the hilarious spoof "Walkin 'round in women's underwear")
  23. What child is this
  24. Snoopy vs Red Baron ("Metty Clistmas, My Fliend!")
  25. Silver Bells
  26. O come, all ye faithful
  27. The Christmas Shoes (How do you not tear up?)
  28. Have yourself a merry little christmas
  29. Holly Jolly Christmas
  30. Jingle Bell Rock
  31. The first noel
  32. Where are you Christmas (from "The Grinch...")
  33. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! (as sung in "Die Hard" haha)
  34. Mary, did you know
  35. Hark the herald angel sings
  36. Santa Claus is coming to town ("The Boss" version, of course!)
  37. Jolly old Saint Nicholas
  38. Carol of the bells
  39. We wish you a merry Christmas
  40. The Christmas Guest (oldie but goodie!)
I had to look up the last one because I knew what it was about but couldn't remember the name, which is goof given it's about, um, oh, I dunno... a Christmas guest!?  Yeesh.

Feel free to add your own! :-)


  1. Good List! I would add "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" to mine. And what's that Peanuts' song that Linus plays?

  2. I like that you made a point to let us know you like the "Die Hard" version of Let it Snow. HA. Great list, I was worried about one song...but luckily it made it...#9 who doesn't love a Christmas song about a HIPPO!